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Our Colloquium With Eric and Carol Meyers

Feb 11-17 on the Biblical Studies list we are discussing with Carol and Eric Meyers their recently published volume, Archaeology, Bible, Politics and the Media.  You’ve still time to join us if you’d like.

 
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Posted by on 11 Feb 2013 in Archaeology, Bible

 

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Colloquium Reminder: Archaeology, the Bible, Politics, and the Media- With Eric and Carol Meyers

MEYARCHAEWe invite you to join us Feb 11-17 to discuss Carol and Eric Meyers’ recently published volume, Archaeology, Bible, Politics and the Media. It’s an important topic- especially now when pseudo-archaeology and bogus claims appear nearly every week either in the news or on the television. Do, join us.

 
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Posted by on 1 Feb 2013 in Modern Culture

 

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Rediscovering Eve: Ancient Israelite Women in Context

Carol Meyers’ new book (and it’s so new the publication date is 2013) has arrived courtesy Oxford University Press for review.

0199734623This groundbreaking study looks beyond biblical texts, which have had a powerful influence over our views of women’s roles and worth, in order to reconstruct the typical everyday lives of women in ancient Israel. Carol Meyers argues that biblical sources alone do not give a true picture of ancient Israelite women because urban elite males wrote the vast majority of the scriptural texts. Also, the stories of women in the Bible concern exceptional individuals rather than ordinary Israelite women. Drawing on archaeological discoveries and ethnographic information as well as biblical texts, Meyers depicts Israelite women not as submissive chattel in an oppressive patriarchy, but rather as strong and significant actors within their families and in their communities. In so doing, she challenges the very notion of patriarchy as an appropriate designation for Israelite society.

It’s going to be a great read.  My review will post here.

 
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Posted by on 1 Dec 2012 in Bible, Biblical Studies Resources, Books

 

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Another Colloquium to Add to the List

I’ve already announced that Jodi Magness has agreed to join us on the Biblical Studies List for a colloquium (discussion) on her just published volume, The Archaeology of the Holy Land: From the Destruction of Solomon’s Temple to the Muslim Conquest. Our discussion will take place November 1-10.

And that Avraham Faust has also agreed to join us on the List for a colloquium scheduled for December 2-10. His book, also just published, Judah in the Neo-Babylonian Period, is available from SBL.

And as well that Eric Meyers of Duke University will join us January 13-20, 2013 to discuss his new volume, Alexander to Constantine.

Well, now we’re adding another to the list so the upcoming months should really be amazing in terms of our opportunities to discuss new publications with their authors:  February 11-17 Carol and Eric Meyers will be with us on the Biblical Studies List discussing their volume, Archaeology, Bible, Politics, and the Media: Proceedings of the Duke University Conference, April 23-24, 2009.

These discussions are aimed at giving us the chance to ask questions and receive answers of leading scholars in the fields of biblical studies and archaeology.  Join us.  But be sure to read the book first!

 
 

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Carol Meyers: All About Eve- A Public Lecture

All About Eve: The Last Word on the First Lady,” is the topic of the 10th annual Women and Religion Lecture series at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 26, in the ballroom of the Mike and Josie Harper Center located at 602 N 20th St. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, supports the Women and Gender Studies Program at Creighton University. The speaker, Carol Meyers, Ph.D., is a prominent scholar in the study of women in the biblical world, and a specialist in biblical studies and archaeology. She holds the Mary Grace Wilson Professorship in Religion at Duke University, where she has taught since 1977.

If you’re around Omaha, Nebraska, do go. She’s a fine lecturer!

 
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Posted by on 27 Feb 2012 in Archaeology, Bible, Biblical Studies Resources

 

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One Final Note: Eric and Carol Meyers on the ‘Duke Office Hours’

My question was addressed by the Meyers’ on Duke Office Hours at the 17 minute mark, here- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBeGR5SKEWA&feature=youtu.be&t=17m3s

 
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Posted by on 2 Sep 2011 in Archaeology

 

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Eric and Carol Meyers Answer Your Questions

Well that was fast. The video of the Duke Office Hours featuring Eric and Carol is already up!

Or, you can watch it on Youtube!

 
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Posted by on 1 Sep 2011 in Archaeology

 

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If You Missed Eric and Carol Meyers on Duke’s Office Hours

If you missed the Duke Office Hours with Carol and Eric Meyers, it will be available soon:

http://ondemand.duke.edu/

Look for it there. When it’s posted I’ll try to remember to send along the direct link.

 
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Posted by on 1 Sep 2011 in Archaeology

 

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Tomorrow is the Big Day! The Meyers’ Webcast on Archaeology

You still have time to send along your questions.

During a live, interactive “Office Hours” webcast Thursday, Sept. 1, at noon Eastern Time on the Duke Ustream channel, the Meyerses will answer your questions about their archeological work, Jewish history and controversies surrounding artifacts linked to biblical history.  To ask the Meyerses a question — in advance or during the show — send an email to live@duke.edu, tweet with the tag #dukelive or post to the Duke University Facebook page.

Details here.  I sure hope Simcha watches and asks ‘yes, how can I become more than a dilettante?’

 
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Posted by on 31 Aug 2011 in Archaeology

 

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My Question for Eric and Carol Meyers

Remember-

In a live webcast Thursday [Sept. 1] at noon, professors Carol and Eric Meyers will respond to viewer questions about the charged combination of biblical archeology, politics and media.

And

During a live, interactive “Office Hours” webcast Thursday, Sept. 1, at noon Eastern Time on the Duke Ustream channel, the Meyerses will answer your questions about their archeological work, Jewish history and controversies surrounding artifacts linked to biblical history.

To ask the Meyerses a question — in advance or during the show — send an email to live@duke.edu, tweet with the tag #dukelive or post to the Duke University Facebook page.

Tune in!

Here’s my question-

Hi Professors,

I’m wondering why you think it is that the sort of pseudo-archaeology made popular on shows on the Discovery Channel seems to capture the public’s attention to the extent that false information eclipses accurate and responsible scholarship.

Thanks very much.

Jim

 
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Posted by on 28 Aug 2011 in Archaeology

 

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An Opportunity You Don’t Want to Let Slip Past: Carol and Eric Meyers Answer Your Questions

This is fantastic-

In a live webcast Thursday [Sept. 1] at noon, professors Carol and Eric Meyers will respond to viewer questions about the charged combination of biblical archeology, politics and media.

And

During a live, interactive “Office Hours” webcast Thursday, Sept. 1, at noon Eastern Time on the Duke Ustream channel, the Meyerses will answer your questions about their archeological work, Jewish history and controversies surrounding artifacts linked to biblical history.

To ask the Meyerses a question — in advance or during the show — send an email to live@duke.edu, tweet with the tag #dukelive or post to the Duke University Facebook page.

Tune in!

 
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Posted by on 25 Aug 2011 in Archaeology

 

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